Did You Know ?
“Leading from the back” is actually possible. Followers are becoming more powerful and fundamental in leading initiatives, because they can be viewed as “one of us” and are therefore easier to take direction from and trust that their intention is the same as ours. A good follower is able to read people well to understand their thought patterns and needs, which is why you can become a great leader through mastering how to be a good follower.
By adapting to your environment and the people in it, you are in a better position to find an effective way to guide a team to achieve specific goals.
According to The Art of Possibility, a book by the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Zander, leadership is independent of which “chair” you sit on
Therefore one should be able to lead from any position or role in society.
Benjamin describes how he significantly increased his success as a conductor when he began to ask individual musicians to take more ownership of their music, because the one instrument a musician plays contributes to how the orchestra sounds as a whole. Benjamin further encouraged his orchestra to engage in open dialogue by sharing their perspectives and experiences with him. At the beginning of every rehearsal, each musician finds a blank white sheet on his/her chair, where it is possible to write down ideas, insights and feedback to share.
In recent years, the TINYpulse employee engagement platform has interviewed more than 400 000 managers and employees on the management trends of the future.
In 2016, these surveys confirmed a trend that will change the definition of leadership and quality leadership. As more and more young people take on management roles, their leadership style is determined by cooperation and flat hierarchies.
A great deal has been written about effective leadership, and some key qualities have been established, such as:
- Making good decisions
- Being solution-orientated
- Excellent time management
- Self- motivation
- A trained self-awareness
- Excellent communication
- Very good perception of the needs of others
These qualities are just some of the factors that need to be developed to be an effective and inspiring leader.
Business Qigong is a method that strengthens and nurtures these qualities from within. Through regular training you achieve a state of peace and relaxation, from which important leadership qualities easily and effortlessly unfold.
Just try it out.